Oysters growing on trees

Wandering along the River Dart in Devon I see a dead tree brimming with fungi. They look like Pleurotus cornucopiae to me.

Pleurotus cornucopiae - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

They look very similar to Oyster Mushrooms, Pleurotus ostreatus, but are much, much bigger and have a proper stem, just like a cornucopia or Horn of Plenty.

If only I had a stepladder with me there’d be plenty of mushrooms for tea.

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